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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
on thursday to vote on an action -- military action. although president obama hasn't made a final decision, u.s. officials will begin to strike soon after that. david martin, cbs news the pentagon. >>> j they are calling themselves the syrian electronic army. as of half an hour ago, they were unable to log on to the site. >>> and tonight, the fencing, sound system and jumbotrons are in place in the washington mall. tomorrow marks 50 years since dr. martin luther king, jr., historic speech at the steps of the lincoln memorial. president obama will make a speech tomorrow in front of a crowd that organizers expect to top 20,000 people. >>> we've been warning about it for months. the bay bridge will shut down tomorrow night. believe it or not, we talked to people who still hasn't gotten the message. >>> the reason behind the new ban considered for a bay area city. >>> imagine having $3 billion in cash that you can't use? that's exactly what happened to the federal reserve after the mint messed up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, tomorrow night at eight. and will reopen next tuesday. we . >>> the bay bridge closes
was in washington meeting with president obama and attorney general eric holder. quan, part of a group of mayors discussing several topics. mayor quan says she asked president obama for more funding for oakland police and for the fbi and atf. >>> their jobs are to save lives. the paramedics in alameda county are revealing to us a broken system. >> tony kovaleski is here with results from a six-month investigation. this is one of the biggest responses in the bay area. >> they cover a critical area. an area where shootings and stabbings regularly make headlines. firefighters are usually first on scene. but the paramedic response can mean the difference between life and death. >> i'm afraid for anyone that needs help in the 911 system. >> en route. >> they don't know the people are being dispatched off of shootings for people that are intoxicated, complaining of headaches. >> reporter: he's a veteran paramedic working in alameda county. >> code three. >> i don't see how somebody's vomiting is in more dire state straits who over someone who has been shot. >> reporter: alameda changed their dispatch
on syria could happen any they now. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones lining up allies. britain sound on board. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they're ready, investigators have not finished their work in syrian fwhieshds where hundreds of civilians died. president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it is not around the can of whether or not the syrian regime is responsible the question is what is the appropriate response. >> reporter: the reported planned response is three days of strikes by creuise missiles. >> we can degreat the missile capability, their iesh capability. >> reporter: four u.s. destroyers are ready in the mediterranean. they're based in norfolk whose congressman is upset. >> i believe it's unconstitutional. >> they demand president obama call a joint session of congress but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or off republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional leaders. meanwhil
ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
the u.s. intervene in syria's civil war? that is a question president obama and his national security team are debating right now. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the u.s. is ready to launch cruise missiles from the mediterranean sea. warships just offshore prepared to attack syria's artillery stockpiles without sending in any ground troops. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingenciecon. >> reporter: the discussion coming to a head after the white house says it has no doubt president assad's regime used chemical weapons on a massive scale last week outside of damascus. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. >> reporter: the two year civil war has killed 100,000 syrians. million have fled the country and are now living in refugee camps, including 1 million children. the u.s. has support from turkey and brittain. >> it's n
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
should president obama order a military strike on syria. britain says it will put forward a u.n. security council resolution today condemning the syrian government for the alleged chemical attack last week that has killed hundreds of its civilians. the british parliament is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow on the situation. >> hillary clinton runs to the bay area in november for a benefit for the clinton foundation. tickets for the november 6 event start at $150. she is slitted to speak to the national realtors association and a group young voters under the age of 30. many view her as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. >> driving this morning a familiar mist in the summer is back. we have had while you were on vacation. mike has the forecast. >> we will talk about what is going on. thanksthanks for bringing back e drizzle. there is mist and drizzle out there this morning. it will not be a huge issue. the fog is a bigger issue around santa rosa and you can drive into it because of the low ceiling. we will have a lot of sunshine this afternoon and i think the sun angle will all
in terms of freedom. >> speakers ranging from president obama to oprah winfrey are expected to address the crowd from the lincoln memorial steps in the same spot where dr. king stood. president obama will offer husband personal reflectionest on the self-rights movement, and the challenges that demand attention that will affect the next generation. >>> new information on the breaking news in fairfield. the 7 alarm fire burning through homes, grass and trees right up against interstate 80. >>> a high school student on the eve of the first day of his senior year dies in a violent crash. as investigators work to find out what caused the tragedy, we look at what teens are doing behind the wheel. >> i everyone thinks they are invisible. >>> . >> the dirks they face and what can be -- dangers they face, and what can be done to keep them safe. >>> this special trained dog is not look for explosives. the very small problem this dog is searching for. >>> flames moving through fairfield burning homes, trees and grass sending smoke over a busy interstate 80. you can see this home here destroyed.
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